Parkland students rally at State Capitol

Posted at 5:08 PM, Nov 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 17:08:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Advocacy groups of all different kinds are making one last push before Tuesday's midterm elections. 

That includes the gun control advocacy group March for our Lives. 

They held a get out the vote style event on the steps of the Florida State Capitol.

Dubbed, Vote for our Lives, the event targeted the more than 34 million register young voters. 

"Tomorrow if you haven't already voted it's your chance to be a hero. Vote for yourself and everyone you love by casting a ballot and participating in our democratic system," said American Activist, Emma Gonzalez. "Gun violence is in on the ballot, our lives are in the hands of the people we elect. Vote in every election like it's your last because it very well could be." 

According to a press release, the group spent nine months registering and engaging with voters after the Parkland, Florida shooting massacre.

17 people died in the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Students from the high school were among the speakers at Monday's event.